ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Sat Jun 18 01:48:25 UTC 2011

On Jun 17, 2011, at 3:13 PM, Jay Ashworth wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Patrick W. Gilmore" <patrick at ianai.net>
>> As for calling ICANN stupid, thinking this will help fracture the
>> 'Net, I think you are all confused. I think the NANOG community has
>> become (OK, always was) a bit of an echo chamber. Trust me when I say
>> we are the minority. Most people think very differently, and we better
>> accept that if we hope to affect things outside our little group.
> We may be the minority, but my experience is we have a pretty good record
> at spotting where the pinch points might come up in proposed expansions/
> changes.
> http://apple/ is going to break a bunch of shit.
> (Ok, it might or might not break actual browsers, but I have seen "require at 
> least one dot or assume it's not a domain name" in *lots* of code; the
> inability to put sjobs at apple in your address book will not be popular.)

All fully qualified domain names have a trailing dot so that you know where the root is. At least as parsed internally by your resolver...

:~ jjaeggli$ dig com

; <<>> DiG 9.6.0-APPLE-P2 <<>> com
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 26972
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0

;com.				IN	A

com.			705	IN	SOA	a.gtld-servers.net. nstld.verisign-grs.com. 1308361302 1800 900 604800 86400

;; Query time: 257 msec
;; WHEN: Fri Jun 17 18:45:34 2011
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 94

yeah code based on faulty assumptions is going to break, it generally does... one semi-related anecdote, Last time I ran an ietf meeting that did dynamic dns registration (circa 2005), some people discovered the corprate firewalls would let them in if the reverse entry for their ip address was in the form host.domain.meeting.ietf.org, clearly that's really hard to subvert.

> Interstate-level traffic engineering types are not a big political bloc,
> either... but no one ignores them when building Interstates.
> Cheers,
> -- jra
> -- 
> Jay R. Ashworth                  Baylink                       jra at baylink.com
> Designer                     The Things I Think                       RFC 2100
> Ashworth & Associates     http://baylink.pitas.com         2000 Land Rover DII
> St Petersburg FL USA      http://photo.imageinc.us             +1 727 647 1274

More information about the NANOG mailing list